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by mk209
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Heraldic crown identification on French cutlery
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Heraldic crown identification on French cutlery

I have a set of French Queens pattern cutlery by Francois-Dominique Naudin who was a very fine Parisian silversmith. Tzar Alexander II owned Queens pattern cutlery by Naudin. Flatware from Naudin's shop would often accompany important services created by Napoleon's imperial silversmith Jean-Baptiste...
by mk209
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Unascribed Wessex trefid spoon?
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Unascribed Wessex trefid spoon?

I have this trefid spoon that has the same mark in Jackson’s in the Wessex unascribed section. Jackson’s shows a seal top spoon of Circa 1640. My spoon has an etched date of 1687. The silversmith DR must of had a reasonably long career if my spoon is of the etched date? I’m surprised if this is the ...
by mk209
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Another Scottish Tinker teaspoon?
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Another Scottish Tinker teaspoon?

Here’s another teaspoon from the same source (originally part of a collection of Scottish Provincial spoons) Obviously there’s no certainty in it being Scottish but a very interesting spoon marked HS or SH and Tinkers marks. Owners initials engraved MAH. https://i.postimg.cc/htRX22Sg/1833-E14-B-AC7-...
by mk209
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: AMP INS mark on teaspoon
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: AMP INS mark on teaspoon

Great spoon. As to Richards book it is collated information from auctioneers and the likes so some of the attributions are out of date and some simply don’t stand up to scrutiny. It’s a hard subject Scottish Provincial as there’s a lack of information anywhere. Really interested to see that photo of...
by mk209
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Scottish provincial? WN anchor mark
Replies: 4
Views: 3249

Re: Scottish provincial? WN anchor mark

These are the only ones I have on my phone can take more in daylight sometime. https://i.postimg.cc/nzRKxmQc/22-BAB2-C1-EB43-472-F-B3-BC-F9-F8-DB78-DB0-D.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/qqW8hdLP/35-CA2-EC8-6-C98-41-A8-A8-E9-FA7-AAF24-E7-BB.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/T2sjHr6t/C888-D54-E-4-B4-F-4-D59-8008-F462...
by mk209
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Scottish provincial? WN anchor mark
Replies: 4
Views: 3249

Re: Scottish provincial? WN anchor mark

Just an update to these spoons, they were originally part of a set of 6 teaspoons bought from a family who owned them, 3 were marked like this and 3 were marked for Edinburgh. Really good to hear where they came from but really wish the set had stayed together for evidence. I really feel these are S...
by mk209
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: HR + Tinkers marks? unknown spoon
Replies: 0
Views: 445

HR + Tinkers marks? unknown spoon

Another fiddle pattern teaspoon, there seems to be a sudden surge of unknowns lately with most turning out to be North American but not sure on this one. Nothing diagnostic in the way it’s made and quite ordinary at 14g. It has RW script initials. https://i.postimg.cc/Sx83kxMH/C291-ECAE-552-A-4-A46-...
by mk209
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Teaspoon marked IW + 3 trees?
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: Teaspoon marked IW + 3 trees?

It did cross my mind that these are some kind of birds.

Still no further on in finding out where it comes from but maybe something info will turn up at some point.
by mk209
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Double duty mark mystery maker.....
Replies: 2
Views: 1957

Re: Double duty mark mystery maker.....

....also the fact that it is top marked tends to lend theory it is a later spoon, an odd one for sure.
by mk209
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Double duty mark mystery maker.....
Replies: 2
Views: 1957

Double duty mark mystery maker.....

It was great to be able to buy this teaspoons and get the chance to study it as it’s clearly from 1797 with the double duty mark but who is I.C? https://i.postimg.cc/fbhh8P4T/49-E84048-F33-F-4-AB0-A58-B-3-C1-EB716-B781.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/hGbR60g8/B8-F193-BC-7-DD2-4032-B247-9-C737429-C6-CD.jpg ...
by mk209
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Teaspoon marked IS Q IS
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Teaspoon marked IS Q IS

Ah that’s great, thanks Trev. My thinking was correct. This seems to be a grouping of North American silver then.
by mk209
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Teaspoon marked IW + 3 trees?
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: Teaspoon marked IW + 3 trees?

Thanks Trev, I have no idea what it’s supposed to be, really strange marks.
by mk209
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Butter knife pseudo marks F.B and H
Replies: 0
Views: 684

Butter knife pseudo marks F.B and H

Really nice fiddle pattern butter knife but again no idea where it’s from. Nice pseudo lion and duty stamp. The H is odd but maybe H is for Halifax? Maker is F.B. This was purchased along with the other 2 teaspoons see posts. https://i.postimg.cc/9QscxgQH/23-BC2777-F94-B-4-B9-A-9-FDF-4-DC50-E36-BC47...
by mk209
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Teaspoon marked IS Q IS
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Teaspoon marked IS Q IS

This the second teaspoon bought together. Any ideas? Maybe the q is for Quebec?

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by mk209
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Teaspoon marked IW + 3 trees?
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Teaspoon marked IW + 3 trees?

This is one of three items purchased together (see the other posts) I really have no idea where this comes from? Looks Colonial or Provincial. https://i.postimg.cc/767w8HdH/8468-E5-A8-120-C-44-DE-A42-E-46-B483-CDE3-D7.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/3NT7KMQg/A6-C7-BADA-6574-4-FC7-9026-C69-DB22454-B9.jpg Matt
by mk209
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: I.Mc Sugar Tongs
Replies: 6
Views: 5139

Re: I.Mc Sugar Tongs

This has been ascribed to James McEwan of Glasgow (Possibly) by Edinburgh Incorporation of Goldsmiths.

Matt.
by mk209
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Pseudo marks and maker I.D
Replies: 1
Views: 2207

Pseudo marks and maker I.D

I finally gave in and bought these three tablespoons. As usual things like this get sold as London items, these were sold as 1798 London spoons but they aren’t. Any ideas as I’ve drawn a blank so far? The ‘date’ letter is a G not a C. The back has a slight rib at the top similar to Scottish spoons. ...
by mk209
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: WZ William Zeigler spoons
Replies: 1
Views: 2701

WZ William Zeigler spoons

I have not come across this mark before of William Zeigler. From the marks it would appear they date around 1797-1805.
Does anyone know if he made much silver?

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by mk209
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: James Hamilton spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 3110

Re: James Hamilton spoon

Thanks Trev, that’s great news! 8oz is really not much. The teaspoon weighs 15g so there’s a possibility of only 16/17 teaspoons but probably much less. It would be interesting to know if like the Exeter records the list of items is known. This is nearly as good as the James Niner one of only two te...
by mk209
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: James Hamilton spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 3110

James Hamilton spoon

Not sure if James Hamilton made much as his working career wasn’t that long and I’ve not seen items by him until now?

Here’s a fiddle without shoulders teaspoon from 1825:

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